7th Biennial Plant Breeding Symposium
Join the Plant Breeding Symposium on Thursday, February 1, 2024, in Talley Student Union. Five diverse speakers address "Breeding for Balance: Plant and Human Wellbeing”.
All Hopped Up
Get ready for a truly homegrown brew as breeders work to create hops plants that can thrive in North Carolina.
A Patented Winner
The National Academy of Inventors named NC State University’s Craig Yencho a 2023 fellow for his contributions to improved sweetpotato and potato breeding and genetics, with an impact reaching from North Carolina to Sub-Saharan Africa.
North Carolina Hops Are Happenin’
More than 350 craft breweries call North Carolina home. Discover how NC State is breeding better hops to help fuel the state’s craft beer boo
USDA-ARS Releases Novel Flood-Tolerant Soybean Germplasm
Ben Fallen and the USDA-ARS Soybean Nitrogen Fixation Research Unit has released the first maturity group (MG) VI flood-tolerant soybean line with commercially competitive yield and elevated seed oil.
A New Leaf in Tobacco Breeding
Tobacco is still a major North Carolina cash crop. Ramsey Lewis’ modern Nicotiana research ranges from the agronomic improvement of commercial varieties to the genus’ broader use as a model plant.
What Makes a Carrot Orange?
Three recessive genes are required to give carrots their orange color – and the beneficial precursor of vitamin A.
International Plant Breeding Seminar Series
NC State University’s Plant Breeding Consortium announces its sixth virtual seminar series on International Plant Breeding, totaling six seminars over the course of consecutive weeks beginning October 5 – November 9, 2023, on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST.
Ty Seely: Speedy Peanut Breeding
Ty Seely, a graduate student in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, investigates speed peanut breeding in controlled environments to expedite improved cultivars.
NC State Hosts Integrative Sciences Building Groundbreaking
NC State will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Integrative Sciences Building on Friday, September 8 from 2-3 p.m. on the Brickyard on Main Campus. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.